The truth of the matter in regard to Todd Parnell, he was offered a new job opportunity out of the district of Lakota and was planning to leave his school board position at the end of the year anyway. So it didn’t take much to set off his fuse when police came to Lakota West to obtain evidence on a cell phone from a burglary they were investigating when two students went Black Lives Matters on the police resisting their efforts and eventually destroyed the evidence in front of everyone. Anybody watching the situation would take that as an admission of guilt. But the students were empowered by the race riots on the national news and behaving badly, so Todd knowing he was planning to leave had a “f**k-it” moment and just said in an email to the Lakota West Principal, Ben Brown, that the police “should have shot them.” (The students) Honestly, I heard little bits about the case over the last few weeks and I didn’t think it sounded inappropriate at all. Other than the fact that the students were minors, they were obviously involved in criminal conduct and were behaving poorly toward the police, giving the police many excuses to shoot them, which they smartly showed restraint. But to what cost? Logical thinking people who see what’s going on do think that perhaps police should have just shot them and taken the phone and used the evidence to prosecute them, if they lived, and saved the tax payers a lot of money. To that way of thinking, Todd on the school board represented the opinion of people like me. If Todd wanted to leave the school board fine, but it would have been, and should have been up to him.
Yet here’s where things go wrong. Activism on the school board, activism to remove conservative voices like Todd Parnell took over and rival school board members led by the Superintendent Matt Miller moved quickly to use the incident to purge the school board of an elected official, so that they could replace him with someone more friendly to their progressive positions, which is precisely what they have done. They picked a replacement who may be the nicest guy in the world, but he is not an elected person that represents the community. He is a pick by activism by the school board president Brad Lovell to stack the votes against conservative voices and it’s a pretty dirty trick that didn’t become clear until the smoke cleared from the Lakota West police incident. Who does Matt Miller think he is, or Jenni Logan for that matter, the treasurer to push for a human resource move against Parnell? They aren’t in charge; the school board is. If voters want to get rid of Todd, they would and could have shown outrage and maybe he would have resigned on his own due to public pressure. But the pressure was completely activism on behalf of the school board to take up the Black Lives Matters Marxist position and give criminals more due process than an honored member of the school board. It was a case of wokeness at its most obvious and its disgusting.
My phone has lit up over the last week about this case and it did surprise me that Parnell resigned. As I said, most everyone I know thought about the young criminals the way I did, that they should have been punished on the spot for their actions. It was beyond logic that the school board would defend the criminals and adhere to the new definitions of Black Lives Matters more than the culture of Butler County understanding the politics of the area the way they should. It was arrogant at best and I held my tongue until more of the facts came out because I personally know a lot of these people and I was having a hard time believing they would be that stupid. But as it turns out, the Lakota School Board cares more about Black Lives Matters radicalism than they do the voters in the district and they took action on their own to remove an elected official and it was all initiated by the Superintendent and the Treasurer.
One thing I don’t do is kiss and tell, unless the lipstick has some truth that is needed for the case in hand. At that point I will use it if justice is the outcome. At the start of the Covid-19 lockdowns, one week before Ohio shut down restaurants, I was at P.F. Chang’s interviewing potential conservatives for the Lakota School Board’s upcoming elections. In came Matt Miller, Jenni Logan and West Chester Administrator Larry Burks to have lunch there also, so we had a slightly uncomfortable exchange of hellos as they clearly were not comfortable that I was eating lunch where they were. But I was fine with them, I personally like Jenni and I think Matt is pretty good as a superintendent so long as he isn’t asking for money, which I said to him. I was happy they were there because I had seated in the booth next to them one of the number crunchers from the old No Lakota Levy campaign so I could get a report on the meeting, which was impromptu because my meeting prior to the school board candidates was with him to discuss strategy for the 2021 and 2022 school levy campaign that we knew was coming soon. To me its all a chess game I’m happy to play with them, to them, they’d rather have complete social compliance at any cost.
As we broke our little talk and Matt went back to his table, I offered to shake his hand, as Covid-19 wasn’t yet a quarantine thing, hard as it is to believe. My school board candidate while this was happening, he was commenting on the drop in stocks that were happening as we spoke and was alarmed, so all this was new to everyone. But instead of the handshake Matt offered me an elbow bump, which was the first time I had ever seen that—which is now as common as the sun. It bothered me that the guy was so into all this progressive sentiment that he’d know to do that so early in the process. And it made it clear to me where his mind was. He intends to be a “woke” trendsetter and that is the direction he intends to go as a school superintendent, and it was at that moment I realized Matt Miller was not someone who I could work with. And that he is very much a progressive activist rather than a concerned community member who wants the best for Lakota.
No my thoughts on Lakota and the school board right now depend largely on the election. Its not a secret, I tell everyone who asks me, my plan is to see Trump elected and to put Betsy DeVos into a position to defund any liberal activism in all public schools of federal dollars. So this is a very top down issue and Lakota will certainly qualify with this kind of behavior of losing their federal dollars and I am ready to fight them on the ground when they try to cover the balance with property tax increases. I like our chances to win at least 3 to 5 levy attempts with the ground numbers we have now, so that will force a lot of these liberals off the school board under great pressure and allow for activism going the other way. So I don’t blame Todd for wanting to leave or for what he said. Losing a conservative at this point doesn’t matter much until the federal funding cuts come next year. But it is a shame to see such activism from Matt Miller and Brad Lovell who clearly has let the status of president go to his head. Brad was always a little sideways anyway, but since they let him take the president seat, he has become what we all thought he always was, way too power hungry and much more manipulative. They all have some big embarrassments coming. And being “woke” won’t help them. People vote for representation; they do not need the management structure at Lakota further undercut than it already is with radicalized labor forces. It may be hip to know about the progressive “woke” trends, which Matt and Brad are clearly in line with, but we are supposed to be teaching kids at Lakota right and wrong—life skills, not teaching them to be woke, and to defend criminals from police, which is now an official position by the Lakota School Board. They are more interested in defending criminals than protecting property owners of their hard-earned tax dollars. But rather, they intend to use it to destroy our culture and everyone in it who resists the “woke” culture and their Marxist intentions. That is the real story of the resignation of school board member Todd Parnell. The school board did not come out in defense of their friend and colleague, they used racism and criminal conduct to drive him off the board so they could re-staff the position with someone they liked, and that is a real problem.
Cliffhanger the Overmanwarrior
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8 thoughts on “What Really Happened to Lakota’s Todd Parnell: School board activism adopts ‘Black Lives Matters’ values”
Rich, we ran into each other at the Trump WC HQ last Saturday, a couple Saturdays ago? Anyway, I gave you an update on this issue. I have more. Very related to this problem. Enlightening!
Sorry, but I have a problem with this forum, etc. How about calling Mark for my #.
Sure thing. These kinds of issues are always enlightening. Thanks for the heads up. I get so tired of these people and their terrible management and consumption of community resources.
Rich, Interested in talking with you in regards to the school board topic. I have a whole lot of info here you’ll find interesting. Lovell went on a crazy public rampage about a parent in the district that he finds her a threat to his seat/ego during the last meeting.
If the email you used on this site is correct, I’ll contact you there.
Yes it is. Talk soon!
simply nauseating. sad to see how kids are being raised to totally disrespect authority, and sadly I cant even in jest say how proud their parents must be 😦
Hey, you got in! Nice job. The banning and blocking has been very aggressive for several months now, especially lately!